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at a nuclear plant in japan grows my dire by the hour. tonight, the warning from the united states top nuclear chief. plus, the workers who stayed behind and put their lives on the line. i'm shepard smith live in tokyo. the news starts now. they fight their way through radiation and dodge explosions in the dark. risking their own lives for their country. the unseen heros who may be japan's last line of defense against an even bigger disaster. meanwhile, an emotional reunion for one quake survivor. but search crews also finding more victims. and one relief worker says the situation at the shelters is getting desperate. >> the stores are empty. nothing is getting through here. >> shepard: plus, an american who lived through the quake and tsunami finally gets word to her family. now, the battle to bring her home. most experts say the radiation will not reach the united states. lots of americans apparently are not listening. tonight the iodine rush and the reality check. good thursday morning from tokyo just past 8:00 a.m. where the situation is devolving quickly. there is now no water, according
's first from fox this friday night. we're getting a look at the day after in japan now. and we're getting an idea of the enormous devastation there after the massive earthquake shoocket northeastern part of that country and a major tsunami then drowned it. police say hundreds of people are already confirmed dead. entire neighborhoods in ruins or under water. at least four entire passenger trains missing. officials at a nuclear power plant are trying to prevent a meltdown and dozens of powerful after shocks are rippling across the country. the mega quake hit in the middle of japan friday. it carried magnitude of .. that makes it nearly 8,000 times more powerful than the that's correct devastated new zealand last month. cameras captured the moment it struck. pieces of buildings plummeting to the street as people run for their lives. in a newsroom right near the quake's epicenter cabinets and computers rocked wildly and fell to the floor. almost immediately the earthquake spawned enormous tsunami. witnesses say it was as high as 30 feet in some areas. and you see it racing into the coast an
-hour waits for gasoline. survivors of the quake and tsunami here in japan face enormous challenges. as the government asks for help to prevent a full nuclear meltdown. i'm shepard smith live in tokyo. the news starts now. explosions have already rocked the reactors and if the containment systems fail, clouds of nuclear radiation could sweep into the sky. tonight, we'll show you how crews have been trying to keep things cool to prevent another disaster. and why it may already be too late. plus, some members of the u.s. military exposed to radiation as they try to help disaster survivors. and now the u.s. navy getting its ship out of the danger zone. good tuesday morning from tokyo, japan. 8:00 a.m. here in a metropolis of 13 million people in a. [no audio] >> jon: i'm jon scott in new york. we have temporarily lost our connection with shepard smith. shepard? >> shepard: infrastructure largely intact. and back here in tokyo, a city of 13 million people now dealing with the possibility of nuclear cataclysm. right now warnings of rolling blackouts that officials at tokyo electric power
nations takes brand new action. and here in japan the desperate effort to cool the nuclear contractor. an extension cord more than half a mile long could provide the best chance yet of prevent ago nuclear breakdown. this is breaking news now on fox news channel, i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. >> shepard: they are attacking the problem from the air and the ground. part of the effort to cool down those fuel rods and reactors. >> even as japanese responders continue to do heroic work, we know that the damage to the nuclear reactors poses a substantial risk. >> shepard: and officials say what happens in the hours ahead is absolutely critical. plus, a new move to pull americans out of the danger zone. >> i'm concerned because i really don't know the situation about the radiation. >> shepard: tonight, the escape from japan. and good friday morning from tokyo where there is breaking news at the fukushima nuclear plant. multiple reports now indicate crews have successfully hooked up an emergency power cable to one of the plant's reactors. they have call it unit 2. we are waiting for
coverage as the news breaks here in japan. we have reporters in new york, los angeles, at the white house, and here. let's begin with adam housley who is streaming live in tokyo. adam, you are monitoring more of this situation at this nuclear plant. that reactor number four is one of the ones of greatest concern. >> absolutely, shepard. in fact, the japanese government has just come out with an alert in the last five minutes saying that explosion fire in the fourth reactor today was caused because the fire that was burning yesterday was not extinguished. they also said earlier today that some more cracks have been found in some of the rack tores all at the fukushima plant. this is one of the english language newspapers here in japan. it has them all lined up. reactor one, reactor two, reactor three, reactor four. all four of them continue to suffer problems. shepard? >> shepard: do we know where we go from here? you know, the japanese government has instituted this no-fly zone around the plant, adam. i understand the basics of it. is it just too dangerous for the helicopters to get up the
and slaughtering his people. now new signs the u.s. navy is ready to take action. and the crisis in japan. experts raise the threat level now amid severe damage at the nuclear plant at fukushima. a high probability of significant public exposure even death. i'm serpd smith live in new york. the news starts now. >> helicopters, water canons, they tried fire hoses. now, it may be time to try something else. tonight, exploring the chernobyl option. is libya backing down? after the united nations okayed a no-fly zone, the regime reportedly declared a cease-fire. what's really going on on the ground. >> this is a fluid and dynamic situation. >> once more, my maury qaddafi has a choice. >> tonight, is is qaddafi playing games and is it time to use force? >> shepard: first from fox this friday night, a fox news alert the libyan government denies that military forces plan to enter the rebel held strong hold of benghazi in the eastern part of that country. this, an official admits that the army in that area but says that their presence does not violate the cease-fire that tripoli announced earlier today. >
. born in the usa. >> shepard: rescue teams in japan do not expect to ever find the 13,000 people who are officially missing since this month's elk and tsunami there the national police agency reports more than thousand people already confirmed dead. the military now burying victims in mass graves. and more than a quarter million people are said to still be living in shelters. and the danger has not passed. three large aftershocks measuring higher than 6.0 struck today off japan's east coast. that's the same region where the monster 9.0 hit on the 11th of march. and to put it all in perspective. here is a map that will show all of the earthquakes that have hit japan in just the last week. each of the yellow and orange dots represents one quake. more on this and the ongoing nuclear crisis and a live from japan coming up directly. but, first, back to libya and a qaddafi's cash. the money he uses to pay his forces and those foreign mercenaries to attack his own people. the united nations has now frozen assets he has in other countries. but u.s. officials say he still has a huge stockpile
? and in japan nuclear chaos. tonight, how the newest trouble forced workers and the u.s. navy to clear the area. first from fox this monday night, the desperation tactics of muammar qaddafi. we are seeing new evidence that the dictator is using human shields to keep international coalition to keep from hitting key targets. this as america unleashes fireplace in yet another conflict in the middle east. this, the scene over tripoli just hours ago as antiaircraft fire streak through the night's sky, searching for any coalition aircraft. allied military leaders have been working to establish a no-fly zone over libya. in an effort to prevent qaddafi from attacking his own people. commanders are also targeting libyan troops who threaten civilians they tell us. we are told war planes focused a lot of their fireplace near the eastern city of benghazi, carrier jets reportedly dropped at least 12 bombs there overnight. >> and through a variety of reports, we know that regime ground forces that were in the vicinity of benghazi now possess little will or capability to resume offensive operations. >> u.s. a
-242-usaa. >> shep: it keeps getting worse in japan. the efforts to stop the radiation leak from the troubled nuclear plant has become very grave. that a quote from the prime minister as we learn what could be a major complication, workers at fukushima daiichi plant have halted their efforts to cool the reactor in fears of a possible breach that radioactive materials could be leaking through a crack or hole in the reactors. dominic is streaming live from osaka. explain what that would do? >> reporter: the leak that is coming out of the breach is some 10,000 times above normal levels. now depending on how much water that is come out of this reactor they think it's coming from three reactors that would escalate the disaster and the contamination to a whole new scale. what is going to get in the way is the access for the workers to see where they can actually fix it. >> shep: we reported yesterday on two workers from the plant who stepped in radioactive water very radioactive. we got a first look at those workers, or would have gotten the first look had they not been holding blue ta
also reminded congress that there are 18,000 u.s. service members helping out in japan right now. >> we are in serious budget trouble. the ongoing cr and significant budget cuts at a time when we are asked to do so much i think brings this issue home. and, frankly, i need help from the congress, the department of defense needs help from the congress. if we're going to do all these things, we need the resources to do them. >> gates was visibly annoyed with the questioning on capitol hill today. he also -- he and admiral mullen also mentioned that american striker jets will basically be put on stand by in italy and the ac-130 and 810 war hogs will not be used in a couple of days. >> shepard: we have been hearing that qaddafi's son was in the united states. what do we know about that visit. >> we know a little more tonight. we know that the state department representative met him at the airport and was with him through the entire visit. that it was organized through pentagon officials through the air force that he went to the national defense university as well as to the air force academy.
. let nothing stand in your way. ♪ >> shepard: the unrest in the middle east and crisis in japan raising questions about the future of nuclear power and the united states reliance on foreign oil. so the president focusing on america's energy supply today and laying out some pretty specific goals. the first one is a new one. and it's a biggie. cutting u.s. oil imports by one third by the year 2025. also rebuilding -- i should say building four new biofuel plants within the next two years. something he has mentioned before. putting a million electric vehicles on u.s. roads by 2015. >> meeting the goal of cutting our oil dependents depends largely on two things. first, finding and producing more oil at home. second, reducing our overall dependent on oil with cleaner alternative fuels and greater efficiency. i have got to be honest. we run into the same political gridlock, the same inertia that was held us back for decades. that has to change. >> republicans say the president himself is part of the problem. mike emanuel with both sides from the white house tonight. mike, g.o.p. leaders are s
't need to get involved. in japan, fresh smoke from a nuclear plant forces workers to evacuate again. and as radiation spreads, there is word of contamination in the drinking supplies. >> i'll probably put -- water now. >> shepard: tonight, new worries in the nuclear crisis. plus, remembering elizabeth taylor. she was a hollywood legend who collected oscars and husbands. but there is a side of her some didn't always get to see. >> she was down to earth. she was a wonderful mother. >> shepard: tonight, the liz taylor you didn't know. but first from fox this wednesday night. a desperate plea from civilians inside libya. come protect from us qaddafi's forces. the request comes from the city about 7 a miles south of the capital of tripoli. one officer there reportedly told opposition troops in zenton that qaddafi had ordered him to turn the city of 100,000 people into a did desert. and a witness reports that the area is completely surrounded. it's not clear to us whether american or european military forces are planning air strikes there. but the pentagon has been putting some pressure o
with the earthquake and tsunami. the japan nuclear crisis. the latest on that disaster is next. but, first a fox news weather alert. getting word of a tornado watch in parts of louisiana and mississippi. our meteorologist shay ryan in the weather center. enlighten us. >> we have a form that's starting to intensify in the last hour. we have had a report of a funnel cloud in louisiana. also reports of several reports of hail up to one and three quarters of an inch in diameter. again, this is very intense storm system. this is going to continue through tonight. we have got a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for parts of texas and then as we move to the stronger part of the system right now you can see that these solid counties that are highlighted in yellow are under severe thunderstorm warnings right now. but the watch box for tornadoes in red and then the severe thunderstorm warning to the north of that so, again, there is a chance not only for large hail but also for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. now continue through about midnight. now as we head to the east coast we have got an area of
movement from japanese rule. and antijapan rally taking place. to criticize japan's form rule of the nation and denounce the military alliance between the two countries. and that is a wrap on fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. all if you got the man versus machine on "jeopardy," ibm watson looked unbeatable, but now the computer has lost. humanity is saved. thank you, new jersey. [ male a] the network. a living, breathing intelligence that is helping business rethink how to do business. ♪ in here, inventory can be taught to learn... so products get routed to where they're needed mo. ♪ in here, machines have a voice... so they can tell headquarters when they need refilling. ... in here, money works smarter... so financial institutions can turn dreams into realities. in here, medical history is brought to life... so doctors can see a patient's medical records -- even if they're away from home. it's more than advanced technology. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities, creating and integrating solutions, helping business, and the rethink possible.
. meanwhile, as we speak, our troops are supporting our ally japan leaving iraq to its people, stopping the taliban's momentum in afghanistan and going after al qaeda all across the globe. as commander and chief, i'm grateful for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, cost guardsmen, an to their families. and i know all measures americans share in that sentiment. for generations, the united states of america has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world's many challenges. but when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. that's what's happened in libya over the course of these last six weeks. libya sits directly between tunisia and egypt two. nations that inspire the world. when their people rose up to take control of their own destiny. for more than four decades, the libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant. muammar qaddafi. he has denied his people freedom. exploited their wealth. murdered oppone
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